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Overview of Swiss activities in the IEA-TCP Bioenegy


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Overview of Swiss activities in the IEA-TCP Bioenegy

  1. 1. Sandra Hermle, SFOE IEA ETSAP December, 11th, 2017 IEA Bioenergy – Activities of Switzerland
  2. 2. 2 Layout of the presentation IEA Bioenergy in a nutshell Introduction to Tasks with Swiss participation Examples of Swiss activities
  3. 3. 3 IEA Bioenergy in a nutshell 10 Tasks – working groups: Task 32 - Biomass Combustion and Co-firing Task 33 - Gasification of Biomass and Waste Task 34 - Direct Thermochemical Liquefaction Task 36 - Integrating Energy Recovery into Solid Waste Management Systems Task 37 - Energy from Biogas Task 38 - Climate Change Effects of Biomass and Bioenergy Systems Task 39 - Commercialising Conventional and Advanced Liquid Biofuels Task 40 - Sustainable biomass markets and international bioenergy trade to support the biobased economy Task 42 - Biorefining in a future BioEconomy Task 43 - Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets Intertask projects Special projects
  4. 4. 4 Membership of Switzerland Products: - Biobank is a set of three databases on the chemical composition of biomass fuels, ashes and condensates from flue gas condensation - Status overview on torrefaction technologies (Koppejan et al., 2015) - Health and safety aspects of solid biomass storage, transportation and feeding (Task 32, 36, 36, 40, 2013) - Techno-economics of biomass CHP (Obernberger et. al., 2015) Task 32: Biomass combustion and co-firing Works on further expansion of the use of biomass combustion for heat and power generation. Special emphasis: - Emissions reduction with focus on particulate matter (PM) - CHP applications in small and medium scale - Co-firing biomass with coal Schmid AG
  5. 5. 5 Membership of Switzerland Task 32 Swiss contributions - Technical report on aerosols from biomass combustion (Th. Nussbaumer, 2017) - Sensitivity of system design on heat distribution cost in district heating (Th. Nussbauer, St. Thalmann, 2014) - Status report on district heating systems in IEA Bioenergy member countries (Th. Nussbauer, St. Thalmann, 2014)
  6. 6. 6 Task 33: Gasification of biomass and waste Aim: - to promote the commercialization of efficient, economical and environmentally preferable thermal biomass gasification processes - to report about research activities Membership of Switzerland Products: - Fact sheets on biomass gasification - Organisation of workshops - Large database on the different gasification projects worldwide - Technical publications
  7. 7. 7 Task 33 Swiss contributions - Performance test protocol for small scale gasification units (M. Rüegsegger, 2015) - Workshop on Gas Sampling, Measurement and Analysis in Thermal Gasification Processes (Rüegsegger et al., 2016) - Lessons learned about thermal biomass gasification (in progress) - Valorization of by-products from small scale gasification (in progress) Membership of Switzerland
  8. 8. 8 Task 37: Energy from biogas - Covers the anaerobic digestion of biomass feedstocks including agricultural residues (e.g. manure and crop residues), energy crops, organic-rich waste waters, sewage sludge, the organic fraction of municipal solid waste and industrial organic wastes - Addresses the whole biogas production chain from feedstock collection and pretreatment to biomethane upgrading, biofertiliser application and process chain sustainability Membership of Switzerland Products: - Case studies - Success stories - Country reports - Technical brochures
  9. 9. 9 Task 37 Swiss contributions - Case study: Biowaste and sewage sludge recovery: separate digestion, common gas upgrading and heat supply (Bachmann, 2014) - Success story: Nutrient recovery from digestate and biogas utilization by up-grading and grid injection (Gassner, Engeli, 2012) - Success story: Biogas Grid Injection in Swiss Sugar Factories (Baier, in progress) - Technical brochure: Sustainable biogas production in municipal wastewater treatment plants (Bachmann, 2015) - Technical brochure: Food waste digestion systems (Baier and Banks, in progress) Membership of Switzerland
  10. 10. 10 Thank you for your attention For more information visit: